Iceland is a bit of a dark horse when it comes to stag locations and for some reason it doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Reykjavik is one of Europe’s most breath taking cities, and a healthy dose of local spirits will more than keep the cold at bay as you explore this awe-inspiring destination. Nothing compares to celebrating your stag do in Reykjavik, with streets lined with insane bars and restaurants and a setting that could be straight out of a Hollywood film. In fact, plenty of top movies and series have been filmed here, including Game of Thrones, Vikings and even a Bond film, so where could be better for you and the lads to set up base and enjoy a weekend in this rugged landscape.
With almost 30 different activities for you to cram into your weekend, you’ll be spoilt for choice on how you’re going to spend it, which is why all of our activities promise to give you the full Icelandic experience so you don’t miss out on anything. With incredible tours of icy landscapes, sampling local delicacies and more than one once-in-a-lifetime experience to be had this weekend, you and the boys will be talking about your stag do for years.
The second you land in Reykjavik you’ll know you made the right choice, and we know you’ll be dying to get stuck into all the incredible trips and activities you’ve planned. Since the city is set in one of the most dramatic and other-worldly landscapes in the world you’re going to want to explore every last bit of it, and our selection of tours and sight-seeing opportunities are the perfect way to make the most of your weekend. You can’t come to Iceland without an intrepid exploration across the snow to see the Northern Lights, and our Northern Lights super jeep tour will take you to the prime location to get an eyeful of them. The Golden Circle tour gives you front row seats to one of the most spectacular views in all of Iceland as you travel a 300km round trip to take in everything that this phenomenal country has to offer. If you want some decent bragging rights to take back home with you and what to inject a sense of adventure into your weekend, the Blue Ice glacial hike gives you some of the best views in Iceland, not to mention the chance to show off about the fact you climbed an actual glacier.
Keep the adventure and adrenaline high with an afternoon riding snowmobiles across the glacial plains of Iceland, with jaw-dropping views of the Eiriksjokull glacier, West Iceland’s highest mountain, and the chance to see a rare ice-filled volcanic crater, this is something the lads won’t be able to stop talking about. If you’re feeling brave enough, you can always try white water rafting through one of Reykjavik’s many natural rivers, or spend a relaxing afternoon whale watching out on the Faxafloi Bay, seeing if you can spot some of the countries famous Minke and Humpback whales. If all of this is starting to sound a little chilly, there’s plenty of chances for you to warm up on the hot spring hunt, as you and your group spend the day hiking through the stunning valleys seeking out natural geothermic pools, where you get to relax in naturally hot water – think outdoor hot tubs of the natural variety. The Blue Lagoon premium entry also enables you to enjoy one of Iceland’s most famous tourist spots, where you can relax and steam off those hangovers in one of the most incredible natural landmarks in the world.
Once you’re back at your accommodation, it’s time to do as the locals do and head out for the night. The Viking dinner gives you an authentic Icelandic experience as you enjoy some local delicacies, and is rounded off with a shot of “black death”, the countries famous 80% proof beverage of choice. Once you’ve polished off that shot, you’ll be ready to keep the momentum going (or need something to wash it down with) and the Reykjavik bar crawl is the best way to do that. An English-speaking guide will take you to the cities best watering holes, making sure you’ve got enough in you so you don’t even notice the cold.